Bordeaux president Jean Louis Triaud says that Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh is welcome back in Ligue 1 if he should leave the club in the summer.
Chamakh, 28, has failed to live up to expectations since arriving at the Gunners in 2010 on a free-transfer and has been tipped to return to Bordeaux. Indeed, Triaud would welcome him with open arms.
"I have spoken with Marouane and told him that he is welcome at Bordeaux and that we still have room for him," he told RMC.
"The main problem will be financial because he has tasted the salaries in England and Arsenal will ask for a fee. Chamakh has told me that if he was to return to France, it would be at Bordeaux."
Chamakh, though, has played down suggestions that he would leave and claimed he still wants to prove himself in the Premier League.
"I want to improve my football in England and be a success here," he said. "Unless the club tell me otherwise, I will fight to establish myself. I have the ability to be a top player in this league. I love Bordeaux but Arsenal are my club at the moment."